The Bobcat Review
Writers BlockMonday, May 22, 2006 By Stephanie Vetter ‘09
What do you tell a teacher who assigns you an in-class essay on a topic you’ve been studying for the past month? You might have many ideas but are unable to put them on paper. Writers block is everywhere. Everyone gets it at some point or another, whether it manifests itself during the most important essay or while you are scribbling on a little piece of paper that doesn’t mean a thing. You are bound to get very frustrated when you encounter a case of writers block; this is especially true when you have little familiarity with the topic about which you ought to be writing. For example, many people hate CMT essays such as “Should students get $100 for a year of perfect attendance in school?” These essays are epsecially annoying because they are timed. “When I have writers block I tap my pencil and everyone gets annoyed but I can’t help it ‘cause I get so board so I just keep doing it,” states freshman Nicole Pfahl. One way to cure writers block is to let your mind ponder a totally unrelated topic, and then try and incorporate those thoughts into your piece. Also, have fun thinking about stupid topics to write about; doing so may just help you write your essay.